Southern Discomfort: Defensive Urban Citizenship in Tel Aviv

  • Nir Cohen
Part of the Global Diversities book series (GLODIV)


Recent years have seen an increased inflow of African nationals into Israel.1 Pushed out of their countries for a variety of political and economic reasons, tens of thousands of citizens of Sudan and Eritrea have settled in the City of Tel Aviv.2 While no official data concerning their geographical distribution within the city exist, it is estimated that the majority of them reside in its southern neighbourhoods (Natan, 2010; 2012), primarily Neve She’anan, HaTikva, Shapira and Kfar Shalem (see Figure 8.1). These neighbourhoods have lower property values and an established network of (un)documented labour migrants originating from developing countries (Schnell, 1999).


Asylum Seeker Urban Space Urban Renewal Foreign Worker Former Soviet Union 
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